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Young women held at knife-point in Belfast burglary

Cadogan Street, Belfast. Credit: Google Maps
Cadogan Street, Belfast. Credit: Google Maps

Two young women were threatened by a knife-wielding man during an aggravated burglary in Belfast.

The incident happened at a house on Cadogan Street on Tuesday night.

At around 10.15pm two women aged in their 20s were in an upstairs room in the house when the man entered downstairs armed with a knife.

He made his way upstairs and threatened the women before leaving with cash.

As the man made his way out of the house he was approached by a man and woman who were entering the property.

The man then threatened the pair with the knife, demanding money from them. He made off towards the Ormeau Embankment area with money and jewellery.

Detective Sergeant Gardiner said: “He (the suspect) is described as being 5’6 in height and of medium build. He was wearing a dark tracksuit with a grey t-shirt underneath, a dark hat and spoke with a local accent.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1533 14/5/19.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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